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Director, Plant Operations

  • Requisition # 2023-132366
  • ShiftDay
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better.

At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Director, Plant Operations is responsible on a 24-hour basis for the maintenance of Hospital facilities and grounds, daily plant operations, functions, and constructions and renovations through the planning, direction and supervision of the Parking, Maintenance and Boiler Plant, Construction, Pavilion and Maintenance Departments.


A day in the life of a Director, Plant Operations at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Plans, administers and directs a program for the seasonal maintenance of Hospital buildings and grounds, sanitation, equipment, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • Coordinates major and emergency repair work, renovations and new construction by assessing needs, approving specifications and contractors while complying with safety regulations and building codes and controlling costs.
  • Sets departmental priorities and goals and develops operational budgets.
  • Interviews and hires prospective staff and management employees, and oversees completion of annual performance appraisals on staff employees.
  • Oversees equipment purchases and reorders as needed.
  • Ensures delivery of excellent customer service resulting in positive and improving patient satisfaction scores for department and Medical Center.
  • Provides inservice training for departmental employees and other Hospital employees, as necessary, regarding equipment and repairs in an effort to reduce costs.
  • Acts as a resource to Administration and other departments on repairs, renovations, space planning, and maintenance programs.
  • Initiates and establishes departmental polices and procedures.
  • Implements and evaluates Hospital-wide and departmental Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Ensures periodic inspections of all buildings, systems and equipment.
  • Coordinates Hospital preparation and response to periodic regulatory inspections of buildings, equipment and systems.
  • Ensures compliance with JCAHO, NJDOH, and ADA regulations and guidelines.
  • Serves as a member of the safety Committee and other Hospital committees, as needed.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Ten (10) years experience in a hospital plant operations/maintenance department.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Masters Degree.


Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • Certifications in Construction and Facilities Management.


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!      

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US News & World Report 2023

- HUMC - #1 Hospital in NJ & #5 in NY Metro Area


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- JSUMC - #6 Hospital in NJ


2023 & 2022 Magnet Designations

for 9 HMH Institutions


Newsweek 2022 Best Hospitals USA

- HUMC - #57


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Diversity Inc. 2023

Top Hospital and Health Systems


Becker’s Hospital Review 2022

- Top Places to Work in Healthcare


At Hackensack Meridian Health, we help our patients live better, healthier lives – and we help one another succeed. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how our team members support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we’re ready to transform health care and advance our mission to serve as a leader of positive change.


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